I was given the chance to review a new product called Clearly Fresh Bags. Clearly Fresh Bags are zippered bags designed for fresh produce to be stored. It’s supposed to keep your fresh produce fresh for longer.
This is what Clearly Fresh states:
Clearly Fresh® bags are large clear zip bags (12” X 14”), with a breathable 3 inch square membrane on one side. Each pack contains 10 bags. These bags enable you to keep your fruits and vegetables fresher longer for less waste and more savings. Its large size, allows you to store an entire bunch of bananas or a whole head of lettuce with room to spare. PLUS the bags arere-closeable and recyclable.
Clearly Fresh bags can extend the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables by up to 50%.*What makes Clearly Fresh bags unique is the use of BreatheWay technology. BreatheWay allows fresh fruits and vegetables to create their own ideal atmospheres for natural storage life extension. Simply place fresh produce items in the Clearly Fresh bag when returning from grocery shopping & store in your standard fashion (i.e.: lettuce in the refrigerator, bananas on the counter).
*The fresh produce has the greatest storage life extension when it is placed into Clearly Fresh bags as quickly as possible after purchase at the grocery store or farmers’ market. Because produce has often traveled a good distance to reach your store, storage life will vary slightly depending on the age and condition of the produce. However, we encourage a side-by-side comparison with your standard produce storage methods and let the Clearly Fresh bags demonstrate their value themselves.
So do they live up to the hype?
I did some research to check this out for you. After 4 days:
Without Clearly Fresh
With Clearly Fresh
(bananas don’t last long in our house. I can’t believe we had them for 4 days!)
This is what I think.
Clearly Fresh Bags work.
They most certainly do.
They are a bit big and somewhat cumbersome because they are gallon-sized. But they can’t really be any smaller for having more than one piece of fruit per bag is preferable
Also, I completely forgot about a kiwi for (maybe almost) 2 weeks and when I pulled it out of the bag, it was still fresh and not starting to rot.
These bags are lifesavers for a scatterbrained mama! Like me!
Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this review except for a sample of clearly fresh bags to try. All opinions are 100% mine.